February 2019 Newsletter
Congratulations! You’re a month into the new calendar year. Raking in those last year-end gifts can be tiresome, and you want to kick up your heels and relax. We get it. But don’t! The first three months of the year are crucial to driving your fundraising success throughout the year. But you can’t call on donors again for donations after they gave at year end -- so, what to do?

Planning and saying "thank you" are key (for ways that technology can help you thank your donors, read here). We’ve assembled some ideas below to help you get started.
Fundraisers: The Times, They are a Changing
Orr Group Managing Director,  Craig Shelley ‘s, most recent article for NonProfit PRO discusses the three trends we can expect to emerge as a by product of the times we live in: specialization, collaboration with donors, and artificial intelligence.

Leading Transformational Fundraising Campaigns: NAYDO Conference 2019
The North American YMCA Development Organization (NAYDO) partners annually with YMCA of the USA, YMCA Canada, and YMCA Mexico to bring together around 2,000 YMCA fundraising leaders and volunteers to discuss critical fundraising issues impacting the Y. Orr Group Managing Director,   Craig Shelley , CFRE, will present an interactive workshop at the 2019 conference on Leading Transformational Fundraising Campaigns.

Comprehensive Campaigns in the YMCA: NAYDO Conference 2019
The effects of a well-planned and successful comprehensive campaign can be transformational for nonprofits and the communities they serve. Orr Group Managing Director,  Craig Shelley , will moderate a panel discussion at the NAYDO Conference 2019 on Comprehensive Campaigns in the YMCA: Planning for Success.

Fundraising Day in New York 2019
Fundraising Day in New York 2019 marks the 40th year of the nation’s premier conference on philanthropy. Orr Group COO, CJ Orr, and Managing Director,  Craig Shelley , will be among the over 150 thought leaders in the industry volunteering their time to bring best practices, ideas and insights, and networking opportunities to the event.

Pace University
Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success as a result of its unique program that combines rigorous academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides.

Tim Hettermann
In January, Tim joined the Orr Group team in our NYC office in the role of Business Development Associate. Tim spent the majority of the last three and a half years helping to launch and scale Virginia’s first microcredit lending organization: UnBoundRVA. Coming from a nonprofit, he is excited to have the opportunity to help more organizations in the social impact space achieve their missions. We are excited to have him on board! 

Kaelyn Downey
In January, Kaelyn Downey joined the Orr Group team in the role of Executive Assistant. Kaelyn graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Psychology and a concentration in Human Factors. Originally from Rochester, NY, Kaelyn currently resides in Woodbridge, VA. Welcome to the team, Kaelyn! 

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